The Sun: David Broll is more than just muscle for Leafs

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  1. hockeywiz542

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    http://www.torontosun.com/2013/10/14/broll-is-more-than-just-muscle-for-leafs

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    He has looked good with Kadri and Lupul. He has a lot of work to do, and a lot to improve, but it looks like he could be more then a 4th line guy for sure.
     
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    He's gonna get burned.

    A few times he muffed easy D-zone clearing attempts.
    And then right after he'd have a defender putting heavy pressure on him and he'd find a way to get it out. Completely baffled me that he could make the hard play and not the easy play.

    As long as he's not the reason Lupul and Kadri are getting hemmed in their own zone, he can stay. But he needs to be consistent. Definitely a project player. Can't see him being an NHL regular just yet. Needs to work on his fundamentals.
     
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    I think in a year or two he'll be a mainstay on our 3rd line. Can chip in offensively with a few goals and points, but provide toughness while putting up limited points.

    He can skate for a big guy which is huge.
     
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    I really like this kid. If anyone in our system surprises a la Lucic, it'll be Broll.
     
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    Omg c'mon...

    If he scores 15 in a career high I'd call him a massive success.
     
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    Why is it, when people bring up name comparisons people who think its absurd only look at it from skill and never style? The poster isn't saying he'll be as SKILLED as Lucic but STYLE wise he will be. Completely different thing which is what people tend to ignore when they think something is absurd. Even looking at Lucic's totals,he had 2 stellar point seasons and you can make a case for a third in the lockout season. Again, not saying Broll is going to light it up, be the same or better than Lucic but there are some comparisons style wise and not skillwise because as we know Lucic is an established NHL'er
     
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    I'm pleasantly surprised with Broll so far this year. I had 0 expectations that he'd even sniff the NHL this year but he's held his own quite well so far.

    Liking our depth.
     
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    Broll won't be much more than what he is. This isn't to say that he won't have a good role with us but the expectations should limited, especially in terms of offence.

    For his style and role though, I'd like to see him engage more physically. He should be able to really crush people with his speed and size/strength. I haven't seen many big hits or pesting from him yet.

    Leafs have been high on him for awhile, so I'm sure he'll get a lot of chances.
     
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    even if he becomes a regular NHLer that'll be a massive success for a 6th round pick.

    but the leafs have drafted a bunch of guys in this mold in the hopes of getting a Lucic type or something resembling that, even dropping a 1st round pick on Biggs for that purpose.....just IMO, Broll has the skating, handsand hockey sense to be the offensive surprise of the bunch.
     
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    I understand it's hard, but maybe people should make better comparisons. Don't compare a guy to a perennial 20+ goal scorer, who scored 30 in his early twenties.

    Ryan Clowe, Troy Brouwer

    These guys are probably better comparables in terms of offense. I realize they aren't as tough as Lucic. But maybe singling out the arguably toughest skill player in the league is a bad idea.
     
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    Devane will be tougher than Lucic but wont be as good of a player as Broll
     
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    Our team will be huge, and effective down the road. Biggs broll devane could all make the team in a couple years. As much as I like orr, he is very frustrating to watch.
     
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    That's because, minus a decent defensive play every two or three years, Orr can't play hockey.

    These guys can.
     
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    Orr came here at a time that 19 year old Luke Schenn had to fight and stand up for every player on the team. That's how pathetic under RW the team had become.

    Orr is not a bad player and can skate much better now and he works extremely hard

    Thank god some of the posters here do not coach the Leafs
     
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    I know he works very hard, and wouldnt doubt he is great in the locker room. But his ability to think the game, and ability to pass the puck under pressure is horrible and has cause alot of trouble clearing the zone this year.

    hes not going anywhere this year, and dont believe he should because he still has a huge intimidating factor. But one these kids develop/grow out he will be gone with no regrets.
     
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    That i agree with..Orr stays this year and maybe part time the year after.
    Devane replaces Orr and bookends with McLaren to form a terrible tandem..

    Broll makes the third line..
     
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    Broll looks like he may stick all season. The guy is getting his first crack at consistent play in the pros and doesn't look out of place. He's only 20
     
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    Broll has been a pleasant surprise the last couple of games. I hope he can continue with his play as long as he is up with the big club.
     
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    Good fourth-line plugger. If he even becomes a third-line plugger, he's overachieved. In his first three OHL seasons his career high in goals was 13. Two years ago he scored 8.

    Rooting for him though - good energy and can skate. Not much else though.
     
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    Hehe, I misread a sentence...

    "Most thought... (Broll) would poop into the line-up... :laugh:
     
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    His best game so far
     
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    Agree. He's been a nice surprise.
     
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    If you think Broll is a plugger your blind..
     

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